Turkey Sandwich Report Mailbag: Cheese Edition

From time to time, the Turkey Sandwich Report gets a some questions about sandwiches.  We are a full-service blog and we want to make sure our loyal readers get the answers they need.  So, let’s open up the ol’ Turkey Sandwich Report and see what people want to know.

What kind of cheese would you suggest for someone who is new to the different kinds of cheese? I just want to know what would be best for a plain turkey sandwich – turkey, lettuce, pickle, mayo, etc.


Jenny, I always tell people to start simple.  I’ve seen too many people go nuts with their cheese selections in the early stages and go off the deep end they’re never able to recover.  We don’t want that to happen to you.  I think Swiss is a nice, easy going cheese and pairs well with a lot of different kinds of Turkey.

From there, your progression should be: Provelone, Mild Cheddar, Monterrey Jack, Colby Jack, Mozzarella, Havarti, Pepper Jack, Medium Cheddar, Cream Cheese, Asiago, Port Wine, Gouda, Smoked Gouda, Brie, Sharp Cheddar, Gorgonzola and finally White Stilton.


You might be asking about Feta cheese and wondering why it’s not on the list.  This is on purpose.  Feta and Jarlsberg don’t belong on Turkey Sandwiches. 


Special Delivery to the Turkey Sandwich Report

Syberg’s wing sauce, originally uploaded by nealdstewart.

Good friend and President of the Turkey Sandwich Report Fanclub, Pat Murphy recently sent me a bottle of Syberg’s Wing Sauce. He recommends using it on Turkey Sandwiches and asked me to give it a try.

Give it a try, I will. This weekend.

But, I’m going to make sure that the sauce gets a fair shake, so I’m going to out and get some really good turkey for this particular sandwich. Maybe some Boar’s Head.

What kind of sandwich am I going to make? You’ll have to tune in and see.